Water from Portland reservoir tests clean

Water from Portland reservoir tests clean

Credit: PortlandOregon.gov

Photo courtesy of City of Portland

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:01 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.

Portland Water Bureau spokeswoman Jaymee Cuti said Thursday that test samples of water taken from the reservoir came back clean.

The city of Portland decided to discard the water after a 19-year-old man was videotaped urinating into the reservoir early Wednesday.

Though acknowledging the urine posed little risk, Portland officials said they have plenty of water to meet demand and didn't want to deliver deliberately tainted water to customers.

The teenager was cited for trespassing and public urination. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will decide whether to pursue criminal charges.

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